Holy Cannoli! I am wasting alot of time today!

October 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm (Day to Day, News, Pictures, Random Images, School News) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

School is kicking my internet-loving, website-posting, useless-information-transportation, booty! Since I have already wasted the better part of a day doing “study avoiding” activities, a few more hours probably won’t matter.

If you follow my facebook…and of course you do…as I have no illusions that you would have found this randomly…you must be my friend and therefore linked to this site…you know that I have been off the radar for awhile but I completed another skill check, and I was, seriously, so happy that I did well I had to put up a funny little comment. It was for oral medication administration…which sounds fun huh? And I will not repeat myself with the lewd/ambiguous/slightly naughty status thingy. Trust that it was pretty clever. Ha.

It is though. Fun, that is.  And I probably shouldn’t have jumped to post that info because I have to do the harder, and probably more important, injection skill next week. I could be crying in about 6 days…we’ll see…

Anyhoo, here’s some stuff. With pictures.

This is a truck that I keep seeing on my way to school. I finally got a pretty decent picture. I am not normally a huge fan of green for a vehicle, but this bright green with two-tone looks really cool. It's a retired guy driving, but that shouldn't matter, right?

This is a truck that I keep seeing on my way to school. I finally got a pretty decent picture. I am not normally a huge fan of green for a vehicle, but this bright green with two-tone looks really cool. It’s a retired guy driving, but that shouldn’t matter, right?

1010092135

This is a very, delicious roast beef that the BF made for us during the weekend of Mason's extreme fever flu blowout.

And, apparently, a very expensive roast also. I was told I didn’t want to know. How much is too much? What is a good price for meat? I am sorry to say, as a woman, a lousy housekeeper and definitely not a Betty Crocker, I really don’t know the price of good meat, or any meat for that matter. I stink at the household type stuff. I avoid buying anything related to cleaning and cooking if I can help it, and get really irritated when I am forced to.

Anyhow. If you care, and you have read this far…let me know! Drop a line. E-mail. Post. Comment. Whatever. I love hearing from the people that actually read this thing! You are all crazy and obviously easily entertained, like myself, and therefore you must be one of my peeps.

See? All the really important issues are here. Here’s another:

0912091721

Stevie got a cut and perm. Looked beautiful for about a week...then all the curl fell out. Poor girl. Fine hair. It's a nice wave now though.

And of course…pumpkins!:

1028091424

Try to guess who's is who's. Here's a hint...the round one weighs, like 30 pounds, and was one of the biggest you could buy. Hmmm? Who would have picked that one? I suppose this would look more dramatic lit up...

1028091448-1

Um...nope. Probably need to wait until dark.

Well, I think that is definitely enough for now. I have an updated poker post AND street money. These are the really exciting things that I didn’t want to just add onto at the end of a long, possibly unread posting. Pictures are nice, but I’m no fool. People have short attention spans.

I’m not kidding about the poker and money thing. I got a GREAT ultimate score and I found a BIG bill of money (and alot of change over the last month).

It all adds up to edge-of-your-seat excitement. I was going to write seat-of-your-pants…either way, your pants will be involved somewhere in this scenario. And don’t forget…night is coming! That means pumpkins lit up in the dark! So much, for so little.

And we have more of the usual: camera pics, Mason coolpix, words, quotes, mumbo-jumbo, and flowers.

End post.

I’m just going to stop typing now.

 

Advertisements

Permalink Leave a Comment

Pre-Class to the Pro-Class

August 10, 2009 at 8:31 pm (Books, Day to Day, Exercise, Flowers, Movies, Pictures, School News, TV Shows, Video) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s Monday P.M. and I have to apologize to all my peeps who are counting on me to give them a little laugh…hahaha…I kid.

In case you were wondering, I was kind of busy. Again. My days of ever lasting freedom are drawing to an end. Had to get up like real people today to get to my first pre-class for Nursing. (Got another one tomorrow.) Starts at 9, which isn’t really early, but next week when I have to add 2 kids back into the mix and get them out for their respective school start times, it’s going to get a little hairy. I am OOP’s!! (Out Of Practice). I used to juggle complicated schedules like that chainsaw juggling guy, (nice lead-in), but now, I can barely coordinate the coffee and water  into the coffee maker! Ridiculous!

The class was good though. Getting some valuable information. I have no room for failure, basically. All my eggs are in this basket. But, it’s not SO dramatic as all that. I find it overly interesting and extremely exciting and I can’t understand, or do, yet, nine tenths of the stuff that are in these books I keep buying.

Fyi on the book thing: there are a lot. Thirteen on the list. They said there would be, but you never believe until you are looking at the shelves of them. And I mean, “shelves”. You are not required to buy ALL of them, just most of them. At the moment, I have about half. I am stacking them up in an area and will take a picture after I get the rest tomorrow. It’ll be more epic that way. I don’t want to be a teaser and just take pictures one at a time. There’s no flare in that! Besides you won’t get to appreciate the seriousness of these books or the height and weight of these books in inches (I’m going to measure them AND record how much they weigh) or the understanding that I may have to bring several, or 5 or 6, to the school with me at any one time. These suckers are HEAVY! One of the main reasons I didn’t buy them all today was the weight issue. I seriously could not have carried them all out to the car along with my binder and folder and purse and coffee cup I already had for class. Too much. Another reason is cost. Of course.

I spent $251 today. $140 last week. $120 and $50-ish for summer. And I have at least $300 tomorrow. I’m not saying it for sympathy (gotta have ’em! ya’ keep ’em forever! nursing library!)  or bragging (yeah right, credit card usage is not anything to brag about, especially these days), or anything. It’s just another wheel on the bigger machine rolling me to my future. It doesn’t exactly feel good to spend all this money, but it does feel like progress, if that makes any kind of sense. It also feels like mac and cheese every night for dinner and walks around the block for entertainment, but I digress.

At any rate, my birthday will be drastically  downsized this year (it’s a big-zero one). It’s gone from Vegas, for a long weekend, to “the boats” for an overnight, and now, as it fast approaches, and I am out of time and money, to a poker party at the house with myself and my Pocket Poker Hand Held Game! I can never lose any REAL money! It’s awesome. It’s all good. I can stay up all night drinking vodka, furiously pressing and re-pressing buttons (I can even turn the sound on for that real Vegas effect) then in the morning I’ll fill a bucket with some water, set a chair up next to it  and pretend I’m at the pool, burning off the “casino” from the night before! I have a good imagination. Believe. I could pull it off!

Anycheapyway, that’s all I got for now. I had a small assignment to do. Done. And prepare a joke to tell in front of the class. Done. (I’m guessing it has to do with communication—but I could be miscommunicating that.)

Yesterday was Sunday. Me and the BF did a nice 19 mile bike ride in the sweltering midday heat (92° and sun-nee!) then we went to his momma’s house for a visit. We bought her a Pierogi Magnet—real cute–and no picture!! I stink! From the Pierogi Fest, click for previous post if you care, and that was pretty much it. Went home, had dinner, watched half a movie and NatGeo, auto-tuned to Drain the Ocean! I love that kind of stuff. (Giant Crystal Cave was on right after but I missed the whole thing—watching the beginning will suck you in—you have to force yourself to turn it off and go to bed so you can get up and participate in the world week) (Tonight is Hooked! Snakehead FishFishzilla’s they tagged it) (I am LOVING the parenthesis!) (Problem)(Finished the movie too. Quantum of Solace. James Bond. It was ok. Not a big Bond-movie fan, but I like Daniel Craig. He’ll always be Alex West to me.)

What I was getting to with all this, was the picture I do have, of the beautiful gladiola that the BF’s mom has grown in her flower bed this year and every year for the last few. It’s perfect and spectacular and very prettily colored. But it falls over with its own weight. So we cut it and I took its picture for the site (cause I like flowers around) and I’m going to post it after this! I got the flower with its owner and without.

Enjoy your night. I got TV to watch!

Permalink 1 Comment

Poker? But I hardly know her…HA…sorry…there was alot of ways I could have gone here…

May 29, 2009 at 10:26 pm (Day to Day, Pocket Poker) (, , , , )

My first choice isn’t AS funny, considering I’m a girl, but that’s for all you dudes out there. You’re welcome.

This is my next choice:

HA! The Elusive 500!

A little more cryptic…what could I be referring to? And…you keep reading!

Next headline (actually typed, then deleted, so I could go with the above):

Poker Night for Everyone!

Kind of boring. Obviously referencing some kind of  “poker” game.

So, that’s it for the headlines. Here’s the meat:

Pocket Poker is my downfall!

Well, ONE of my many downfalls (if you ask the BF—hardy har har) and I have just been playing and playing. My ex hubby bought it years and years ago for me, and then one day, it disappeared.

Fast forward to last Christmas, in Florida, at the great Grandma’s house. Grandpa has been gone for a year plus, and Grandma was just now cleaning out some of his “junk” drawers.

POOF! Like a magical gift from the heavens, it returned to me. It was in Grandpa’s drawer all these years. I remembered then, that when he was sick, he liked to play it, and I left it there for him. Grandma didn’t want it, and it was back with me.

I searched for some years for it, and I searched the stores for one just like it. Nothing. This is the best. The most straightforward. The easiest. You can play for many mind numbing hours. And I do. My goal (sights set high over here) was to get 500 points.

Well, today is that day! Mere hours ago, I achieved this spectacular feat! I don’t get anything for it except satisfaction, and the next time I play I’ll probably lose 100. But, I’m no quitter. On to the next “level”….SIX hundred points!! OMG! I could be up all night!

Here’s a picture of my outstanding achievement in Hand Held Pocket Poker Gaming (505 points with a Full House):

0529091835

Permalink Leave a Comment

Today is the day!

May 29, 2009 at 10:32 am (Day to Day) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s Friday. It’s beautiful. The sun was shining through my children’s window in such a way that it makes you feel like everything will be ok.

Not to say that anything is bad…it’s just that kind of day. If you can’t take the sap this early, I understand. Check back later for the post about my Wednesday Church experience. No cheese included. That’s kind of weirdly ionic huh? Sun=Peace. Church=No peace.

Back to today:

I found a dime, walking the kids to school (separate post).

I took a shower, fresh shampoo, fresh soap, fresh fragrance…I feel really clean, like, squeaky clean, AND I used a new deodorant that smells like Florida! The good Florida. Beachy, sunny, oceany, sexy southern sultry, steam off the street…man I miss that place…

Anyway, I’m posting a bit, catching up. Update the daily life and what I’m doing. I’ve been busy with actual out-of-the-house stuff. Had to get more school related paperwork, make 10 different appointments for body checks, myself and the kiddies, run to the drug store for cards and snacks and special lunch for my daughter who has 5th grade picnic, take the boyfriends mom to the doc, pick up prescriptions, take the mom back to the doc, talk to my mom, my sis, my niece, my ex, my exes ex….you know, just stuff.

One school year ends, another begins. My son is going into 6th grade! Jr. High! So exciting. He’s visiting the school today to see how it looks, get a feel for lockers, and changing classes, and being a teenager. Then he gets to have Basketball Pizza Party after school. Still no trophies though. He says Tuesday. I haven’t forgotten. I have the post all ready, just need to throw in the pictures. I know every single one of you is dying to see those Bowling and Basketball trophies. Stay tuned!

I have one more doc trip with the BF mom’s today at noonish, then I can hit the trail and wait for my daughter to get home.

I have to run, even though I’m plodding out there like a hippo in the heat. It’s pathetic. It feels pathetic. Every step, I just want to stop. But now I have to go to the doc’s this Monday and I don’t want to weigh too much. If you are still following my, “Lose 20 lbs. by Warrior Dash” extravaganza, here’s the update: I have to lose 2 pounds just to get down to the original weight I wanted to lose 20 from. So I’m working on that, but nature is battling against me. It’s like the perfect storm of weight gain. Natures gift wreaking havoc, bad dinners, late nights, early mornings…It sucks. I have to stop eating and try to live on coffee and breath mints until Monday for my “fake weight” at the doc’s, and then work on the real thing next week. I know, I know, It’s not healthy, it’s not a good example, but who cares. Those medical records follow you around FOREVER! I can’t be overweight every single time! It’s soul crushing! The good thing is that I am actually about 20+ lbs. down from the last time I was there, so it still looks good, but for my personal self and all you people—still too heavy. Plus, I can’t be running around an obstacle course with flabby arms and a weak belly. I want to look all cut and sexy covered in mud and sweat and swamp water. Wouldn’t you?

Now that I’ve really sidetracked…let’s see…the BF is playing Poker with the buds later, so dinner is all me and the kids. So how many people out there think it’s going to be chicken breast and brown rice. Uh huh. More like Taco Bell and Baskin Robbins…see what I’m up against? I guess I’ll just eat and throw up. Not. Please check the following post about that BAD IDEA. I just tell myself, don’t eat THAT much. Am I a F…ing idiot??? Sometimes.

I’m so far behind here. Let me wrap this up. School, Exercise, Posting, Dinner, Weekend Parties, Movies, Popcorn, Ice Cream…that sound about right.

Church post, Flower post, Money post, Mason New Toy Post, Cool Word, Quote, and Music List.

No trophies, no weight loss.

Pictures WILL be included.

Chicago is sunny and 70. It really is a beautiful day.

Check back here later for a laugh or two, but get outside if you can.

Later gators!

Permalink 2 Comments

Game Play Music List

April 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , )

1. Poker Face / Lady GaGa

2. Name Of The Game / The Crystal Method

3. Jeopardy / Greg Kihn

4. The Game / Disturbed

5. I Lost On Jeopardy / “Weird Al” Yankovic

6. Foolish Games / Jewel

7. Head Games / Foreigner

8. Basketball / Kurtis Blow

9. Games People Play / The Alan Parsons Project

10. Playstation / Three 6 Mafia

11. Live Your Life / T.I. (feat. Rihanna)

12. Come Out And Play / The Offspring

13. Play Your Cards / Yung Joc

14. Centerfield / John Fogerty

15. Forever Young / Bob Dylan

16. Mono / Courtney Love

Permalink 1 Comment